Ask / Submit

[release notes] 2.1.0 / Iijoki [released]

asked 2016-12-15 13:52:07 +0200

jovirkku gravatar image

updated 2017-10-02 22:03:57 +0200

olf gravatar image

This update, 2.1.0 alias Iijoki (pronounced "ee-yo-kee".) brings major architectural changes to Sailfish OS by introducing Qt 5.6 UI framework, Bluez5 Bluetooth protocol (ready to be deployed for development purposes), basics for the 64-bit architecture and text selection in browser. Included is also a beta level implementation for Virtual Private Networks (VPN) (please read chapter "Privacy" below) and the first version of QML live coding support. In addition, 2.1.0 adds bigger fonts to the UI, improves the use of camera and fixes a number of errors, many of which were reported by our developer community.

Thank you for your contribution in improving Sailfish OS!

Upgrade version history

Release Highlights

This list contains examples of new features (and some bug fixes) added to SailfishOS since the 2.0.5 release.


  • We have started to work on the support for Aarch64 (the 64-bit ARM architecture). This will make it possible to run Sailfish OS on processors having the ARMv8 architecture in the future.
  • Special thanks for contributing to this goes to Franz-Josef Haider (krnlyng), Martin Ghosal (ghosalmartin), Matti Lehtimäki (mal), Nikita Ukhryonkov (TheKit), and the whole #sailfishos-porters Freenode IRC channel.


  • Bluez5 (5.43) is included in this update but not yet enabled (so Bluez4 is still in use). It is however possible to turn Bluez5 on in the developer mode for development purposes. The benefits that Bluez5 brings in the future:
    -- better API support for a range of profiles
    -- support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
    -- newer profile features
    -- OBEX integration
    -- proper support for custom profiles.

  • It possible to install Bluez5 libraries to Jolla C and Intex Aqua Fish devices in developer mode with command zypper in bluez5 (Jolla1 and Jolla Tablet not supported) - recommended for developers only.

  • Bluetooth UI system dialogues and windows redesigned to make it consistent with Sailfish OS style.


  • Basic text selection (copy-paste) from web pages added. Currently selection of other editable content is not supported.
  • Smart phone number text selection. User can initiate call from browser when text selection is a phone number.


  • Focus handling and options simplified. Instead of the selectable modes Spot, Auto and Infinity, the camera now always defaults to Auto. Tapping the screen forces the Spot mode from which it returns after 10 seconds of no actions. There is no Infinity any more.
  • Exposure menu kept visible when selecting a value. Previously when selecting a value the menu was dismissed; now click outside is needed for dismiss.
  • Focus icon removed from the front camera.
  • Redesigned shutter animation that considerably speeds up the shooting experience.
  • Fixed the issue of camera ticking noise on Jolla C devices. Special thanks for contributing to this goes to Franz-Josef Haider (krnlyng).


  • Touch events are now filtered with Kalman filter to eliminate occasional jitter.

Events view

  • Application update notifications are now user removable. OS notifications are still persistent until OS update installed.


  • Facebook Notifications removed from Sailfish OS before the Graph API 2.4 deprecation date on 2017-03-27. This also removes the Facebook microblog service (which used to sync the notifications). This change is unfortunate. It is caused by the service provider who wants to reduce the services available through the public interface which Sailfish OS relies on. The Android Facebook app should still serve you fairly well on Sailfish OS.
  • Fixed the issue launching the Android Facebook app on Jolla C devices.

Home view

  • Some missing Android notifications were given the priority status: TextSecure, Threema, Conversations, and K9-Mail. This makes them appear on the lock screen. They also unblank the display when the notification banner is shown.

Input and Keyboard

  • Keyboard layout for Bulgarian language added.
  • Keyboard layout for Gujarati language added.


  • Gujarati system language added.
  • Umpush font included for Thai.
  • Special thanks for translating Bengali goes to Biraj Karmakar (professional translator, who volunteers to support FOSS and independent projects), Kelvin Kuniyanthodath and the whole for Malayalam, Sai Karthik Karra for Telugu, Varad Dingankar for Marathi, and to the most resourceful community member Raju Nirmala Devidas from India, who introduced all these people to Sailfish OS.

Logging and debugging

  • Display wakeup reason logged to journal now. This should help finding some hidden issues.


  • Qt 5.6 framework taken into use.


  • Annotation support for PDF documents added. Proper icons for PDF annotation toolbar created.
  • It is now possible to move back after tapping an internal PDF link - back button added.


  • VPN support for OpenVPN and OpenConnect included. Further options and protocols will be added in upcoming releases. This is a beta level implementation targeted for very experienced VPN users with intent to collect feedback. The current implementation is not considered fully stable. No support exists yet for common protocols like PPTP and L2TP/IPSec.
  • Easy configuration of OpenVPN by importing .ovpn file.
  • Currently there is a single VPN connection which is automatically reconnected (the most recently activated connection).


  • Name "Platform SDK" taken into use, replacing "Mer SDK".
  • We're rolling out the first version of QML live coding support. Feedback is highly appreciated (bugs, issues in developer experience, etc).
  • Applications' internal QML module naming rules relaxed. Harbour allows application internal QML imports without the "harbour" prefix.


  • Backup now gives more helpful error messages, for example when there is not enough space to make the backup.
  • About device page has "Sailfish OS 2.1" now.


  • Setting for increasing Sailfish OS font sizes added. Options: Normal, Large, Huge.
  • Button group layouts aligned across the OS.
  • Combobox description label layouts aligned across the OS.
  • Fingerprint UI polished.

Issues reported by the community at and fixed in this update:


For detailed changelog, see

Updating your device

Your device must be connected to the Internet and signed in to your Jolla account. If your Jolla account is registered for Early Access releases you should receive an OS update notification when an update is available. If you have decided not to take the Early Access registration then you will get the OS update typically one week later.

We warmly recommend making some 3-4 GB of free space to the internal storage of your device before starting the update. Move your pictures and videos to the SD card (or to your PC or cloud service). After the upgrade turn on the option to save pictures and videos directly from the camera to the memory card (Settings > Apps > Camera). This is important particularly in case of "Jolla 1" devices (product name "Jolla" in Settings > About product).

This is the usual drill before attempting to update your devices:

  • If you use Phonehook from OpenRepos, uninstall it before upgrading.
  • If you use oFono from OpenRepos, revert to the official oFono before upgrading (or else you may face problems with LTE etc.).
  • If you use Patchmanager, revert all applied patches before upgrading.

Take a backup of your data before attempting to update your device and save the backup to an SD card or to some other off-device location (PC, your cloud service). Note that videos and images are not included in cloud-based backups. Do not reboot the device while the update is in progress. Do keep the phone connected to a battery charger during the whole process. Device screen may blank out during the update process; you may waken the display by a short press on the power key to monitor the progress.

For detailed instructions on updating software, visit Zendesk [ ].

Known issues

  • If you have an OS version earlier than in your device we recommend taking a backup of your data before seeking for OS update. This is because the backup option in the Sailfish OS update dialogue tends to stall in some cases with earlier OS versions (after which the device must be rebooted). Backup works okay if initiated from "Settings > Backup".
  • Reliance Jio SIM cards (India) work in SIM slot #2 only according to some reports. We are not aware of similar issues in other networks.
  • Bluetooth pairing may occasionally fail (on Jolla Tablet, in particular), or turning Bluetooth ON may fail. In such cases it is best to restart the Jolla device and try again.
  • Bluetooth equipment on some car models may not be able to receive the phone book or the call history from the phone.
  • Toggling the Internet sharing on and off may make Jolla 1 devices restart.
edit retag flag offensive reopen delete

The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by olf
close date 2017-10-02 22:04:24.423870


Is there a new sdk version available with this new Qt version ? Qt Quick controls will be available for native jolla development ?

condo4 ( 2017-01-02 22:50:19 +0200 )edit

I don't think Controls will be available in Harbour, not immediately at least from the list of allowed QML imports.

Damien Caliste ( 2017-01-03 10:39:51 +0200 )edit

Regression for me with PBAP/Car Kit (CK3100), and no response from a sailor.

pigg ( 2017-01-28 00:38:06 +0200 )edit
3 I still hope, one day we will receive every call on the device.

x1f ( 2017-02-08 16:06:12 +0200 )edit

this is the first updated of which i am able to pronounce the name :)

itdoesntmatt ( 2017-02-08 16:18:03 +0200 )edit

25 Answers

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2017-04-17 13:34:33 +0200

stephan gravatar image

Intex phone does not offer this update -still on 2.0. How to enable?

edit flag offensive delete publish link more



If you read the notes, you'll see it is NOT offered for Intex devices yet, not until they have a stable version, then you'll get it, please see the release notes on this very page.

Edz ( 2017-04-17 13:41:47 +0200 )edit

you can also remove all intex stuff and let the intex become a Jolla C then you can update already

PatsJolla ( 2017-04-22 22:40:42 +0200 )edit

@stephan unfortunately its dealt with like Android, where device manufacturers may or may not adopt changes or new Android updates, which i cant really understand since its Sailfish hosting the software on theor servers, they should have the capability to push device updates even independently from OS updates.

DarkTuring ( 2017-05-09 04:25:21 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-02-09 01:45:11 +0200

chris_bavaria gravatar image

updated 2017-02-09 02:07:04 +0200

For my INTEX Aqafish in the system settings the Update is aviable. But the installation aborts.

In terminal I set

ssu re


version --dup

Download and installation is ok, but after reboot the phone shows only a white blank screen. I switched the ssu back to downgrade the last

I think, the resolution of the screen from Aquafish is not yet includet.

EDIT: Downgrading solves not the grey/white screen :-( What can I do?

edit flag offensive delete publish link more



The update is not available for Aquafish yet. Have you done any modifications to the system?

Keto ( 2017-02-09 02:39:03 +0200 )edit

I have problems with repositories from adaptation1 aliendalvik customer-jolla sailfish-eas xt9 There is no connection to this repos.

[root@Sailfish nemo]# ssu register
Username: myusername
Password: ********
Last operation failed: 
Host requires authentication

Now, after lot of time I make a hardreset :-(

chris_bavaria ( 2017-02-09 06:19:41 +0200 )edit

Hi. How remove System update notification? Now moment user Thank.

Rafaelvlmendes ( 2017-02-09 08:45:58 +0200 )edit

Check for updates again or open the store and the notification will disappear.

nthn ( 2017-02-09 09:03:21 +0200 )edit

I found a problem in the listed repositories like this:

- adaptation0    ...

there is no releasenumber! On the new system after Hardreset the output is:

 - adaptation0    ...

If you have the same prolem, try to repair the repositories of the damaged repos before start a hardreset ;-)

chris_bavaria ( 2017-02-09 16:10:22 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-03-30 12:20:06 +0200

cuh7b5 gravatar image

Please help upgrading to bluez5. Zypper gives the following:

# zypper in bluez5

Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Resolving package dependencies...

Problem: droid-config-l500d-bluez4-0.9.2-10.104.8.jolla.armv7hl conflicts with bluez5 provided by bluez5-5.43+git3-1.2.2.armv7hl
 Solution 1: Following actions will be done:
  deinstallation of droid-config-l500d-bluez4-0.9.2-10.104.8.jolla.armv7hl
  downgrade of droid-config-l500d-0.9.2-10.104.8.jolla.armv7hl to droid-config-l500d-0.9.2-10.104.7.jolla.armv7hl
  deinstallation of bluez-4.101+git74-1.32.1.armv7hl
  downgrade of droid-config-l500d-sailfish-0.9.2-10.104.8.jolla.noarch to droid-config-l500d-sailfish-0.9.2-10.104.7.jolla.noarch
  deinstallation of kf5bluezqt-bluez4-5.24.0+git8.3-1.6.1.armv7hl
  deinstallation of obexd-server-0.48+git17-1.17.2.armv7hl
  deinstallation of obexd-0.48+git17-1.17.2.armv7hl
  deinstallation of bluez-libs-4.101+git74-1.32.1.armv7hl
  deinstallation of kf5bluezqt-bluez4-declarative-5.24.0+git8.3-1.6.1.armv7hl
 Solution 2: do not install bluez5-5.43+git3-1.2.2.armv7hl

Choose from above solutions by number or cancel [1/2/c] (c):

Is "Solution 1" harmless?

edit flag offensive delete publish link more



I had the same issue, and tried the number one solution... and ended up with another error that forced me to roll back installation. :(

I didn't dig in to it again.

eson ( 2017-03-30 12:41:22 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-04-12 07:59:09 +0200

shults gravatar image

LTE on Aquafish i now fixed!?

edit flag offensive delete publish link more


@shults does not fix the LTE issue, but overall seems to make the phone operation a little more robust on the Intex Aquafish, i have had less Android app crashes when screen is off and device in sleep.

I still cant figure out what happened to my LTE, its now 2G, first i thoight it was due to the conversion script to make the Aquafish tjibks its Jolla C, but after getting a new Aquafish phone with Happajoki and absolutely ZERO system mods installed, factory fresh i still get 2G, my SIM used to support LTE on earlier SFOS versions on the Intex Aquafish, not to mention the Turing Dark Wyvern.

DarkTuring ( 2017-05-10 05:53:11 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-07-10 12:38:55 +0200

Suvham123 gravatar image

Album view in gallery is needed..

edit flag offensive delete publish link more



Please don't post feature requests in release notes.

Further, please use the search function, and you will find that this is already requested;

nick75 ( 2017-07-10 12:41:46 +0200 )edit

No matter where you post they are not going to listen. Simply they neither have resource nor the intent. Now they only listen to their direct customers. Their bussiness model have changed. They are not community driven but customer driven.

DC ( 2017-07-10 14:23:26 +0200 )edit

Question tools



Asked: 2016-12-15 13:52:07 +0200

Seen: 52,061 times

Last updated: Oct 02 '17